Student Life

The race to rent

October 9, 2013

How students are coping as the cost of renting increases

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Student Life

Surviving college: the ultimate guide

October 9, 2013

It’s that time of year. You’ve just started college. You need help. Time to bunker down and check out The College View’s comprehensive college survival guide

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Student Life

Student politics: do we care?

March 20, 2013

After the initial flurry of democratic enthusiasm dies down, the polling stations across DCU go quiet. From about 2 pm onwards, students manning the stations become a bit more desperate to get anyone and everyone

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Student Life

Is it possible to be friends with your ex?

March 20, 2013

The same five words are uttered every time a couple break up. But just how true is the phrase “we can still be friends’? Is it just something we say to make the other –

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Student Life

Making your safety your priority

February 6, 2013

In recent weeks, the issue of safety on DCU campus has never been more pressing. Following the armed robbery of the book shop ‘Hodges and Figgis’ last November, you may have thought that security in

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Student Life

Loss of Hope at the Hands of SUSI

December 12, 2012

Every person has the fundamental right to an education. So what’s putting both young and older people off the idea of studying at third level these days? With the release of another harsh budget, financial

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Student Life

Status Changing Strain

December 12, 2012

Remember when you and ‘the love of your life’ broke up because you’re in college and they wanted to ‘enjoy themselves’ while they could? Remember crying for days into your duvet and tub of Hagen

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Student Life

The Twelve Pubs of Christmas

December 12, 2012

The Twelve Pubs of Christmas has become a staple event on most students Christmas calendar. It is both a mental and physical challenge for the even the most hardened of drinkers. The following is a

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Student Life

Experiencing DCUfm

November 28, 2012

When a student is in Transition Year and is planning their work experience, they would not usually look to a college for anything other than shadowing a college professor. Many would inquire in a shop,

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Student Life

Counting coppers, the cost of college

November 28, 2012

Almost everyone can remember when they first started looking for a grant. When they made those first few tentative Google searches with more hope than expectation. What did those searches turn up? SUSI. The students’

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Student Life

The search for student employment

November 28, 2012

Nobody likes having to ask mammy and daddy to fund their weekly antics. However, with over 39% of people aged between 15 and 24 unemployed, more students are struggling and have no choice but to ask their

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Student Life

Cyber attacks to the soul

November 14, 2012

Over the last few weeks, a new realisation slowly dawned upon our society. Bullying was no longer just an epidemic that dominated our schoolyards and classrooms; it had infected social media. This isn’t news, we’ve

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Student Life

Pif, paf, pouf, and other international adventures

November 14, 2012

Have you ever heard of pif, paf, pouf? It’s a French drinking game. I have to admit that I have played it once or twice since coming to DCU, for journalistic purposes only of course. But

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Student Life

Say it loud, say it proud: Being an LGBT person

November 14, 2012

One of the biggest ways a person can feel comfortable in themselves is to be open about their sexuality. In the run up to DCU’s LGBT Equality Week, The College View spoke to some of

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Student Life

A Family and Study Vocation Intertwined

October 17, 2012

College life can bring its fair share of dilemmas. Which friends should I live with, what subjects should I chose, does that cute guy in class fancy me, should I go out tonight with that

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Student Life

Addition and Subtraction of Clothing

October 17, 2012

Just about everyone remembers the character Coach Carr in the 2004 movie Mean Girls for his quote: “Don’t have sex, because you will get pregnant and die. Don’t have sex in the missionary position, don’t

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Features

Family Ties: Does birth order affect personality?

October 17, 2012

All American Girl’ by Meg Cabot (the woman who wrote ‘The Princess Diaries’) dealt with the idea of birth order, and how it affects your personality. It sounded like a lot of made up stuff.

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Student Life

The student diet receipe

October 17, 2012

Students find it tough to allocate time for everything in their lives. Certain elements of daily life are deemed more important than others; cooking dinner from scratch is not ranked high on the list. With

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Shifting and drifting through life

October 17, 2012

Less than 100 years ago, romance centred around the size of a woman’s dowry. Not long after this, dances in Billy Brennan’s barn and the local parish halls were the top matchmaking spots. Nowadays, nearly